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    UAE offers ‘visa amnesty’ for migrant workers

    Agence-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 12:38am on August 02, 2018

    The United Arab Emirates, a major hub for migrant labourers, on Wednesday began an amnesty for workers who entered the country without a visa or...

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    Iran rejects Trump offer of talks as ‘humiliation’

    Reuters . London | Updated at 01:49am on August 01, 2018

    Senior Iranian officials on Tuesday rejected US president Donald Trump’s offer of talks without preconditions as worthless and ‘a humiliation’ after he acted to reimpose...

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    Trump seeks to revive Arab NATO to confront Iran

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:50am on July 29, 2018

    The Trump administration is quietly pushing ahead with a bid to create a new security and political alliance with six Gulf Arab states, Egypt and...

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    2 dead in Gaza, Israel raids al-Aqsa mosque

    Reuters . Jerusalem/ Gaza | Updated at 02:50am on July 28, 2018

    Israeli troopers entered Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque, the third-holiest shrine in Islam, and carried out arrests on Friday in what police described as a pursuit of...

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    Kuwait model in hot water after remarks over Filipino workers

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 05:13pm on July 26, 2018

    A Kuwaiti social media star remained unapologetic Monday over comments she made against new laws aimed at improving conditions for Filipino domestic workers, despite...

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    IS attacks kill 180 in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on July 26, 2018

    A string of suicide blasts and raids claimed by the Islamic State group killed more than 180 people in southern Syria on Wednesday, in one...

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    UN Palestinian agency to axe 250 jobs

    Agence France-Presse . Gaza City | Updated at 10:53pm on July 25, 2018

    The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees announced Wednesday it was cutting more than 250 jobs in the Palestinian territories after the United States held...

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    Dozens dead in attacks on Syria's Sweida city, villages

    Reuters | Updated at 02:19pm on July 25, 2018

    Multiple attacks killed at least 38 people and wounded 37 others in Sweida and villages northeast of the Syrian city, the head of the health...

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    Boulder falls from Jerusalem's Western Wall, barely missing worshipper

    Reuters | Updated at 07:24pm on July 23, 2018

    An elderly worshipper had a close call on Monday when a 100-kg stone suddenly fell from Jerusalem's Western Wall and crashed at her feet. The...

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    Rouhani warns Trump about ‘mother of all wars’

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 01:32am on July 23, 2018

    Iranian president Hassan Rouhani on Sunday cautioned US president Donald Trump about pursuing hostile policies against Tehran, saying ‘America should know ... war with Iran...